Graduate Admissions


Each applicant to graduate programs at William Carey University must

  1. hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. provide official transcript(s) of all college work completed to date.  An official transcript is defined as one mailed directly from the institution to William Carey University.

In addition to these requirements, the applicant must meet any additional requirements as put forth by the respective graduate degree programs.   These requirements are listed below:

  1. Master of Education Art of Teaching (Alternate Route)

    • G.P.A. 2.5
    • Passing scores in PRAXIS I Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
    • Passing scores in PRAXIS II Specialty Area Examination
  2. Master of Education (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Mild and Moderate Disabilities Education, Gifted Education, Art Education, Biology Education, English Education, History and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education)

    • G.P.A. 2.5 (If an applicant has a G.P.A. below 2.5, the applicant may appeal the admissions decision by presenting a Graduate Record Examination score of 800 or the Miller's Analogy Test score of 370.)  
    • Must hold, or be qualified to hold, a standard Mississippi State Department of Education teaching license
    • Have a TK20 account (, which is the School of Education's electronic portfolio
  3. Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Documentation certifying at least three years of teaching experience
  • A resume, transcripts, and licensure
  • Graduate Record Exam score (competitive)
  • A letter of support from the school superintendent and a letter of support from the principal
  • G.P.A. 3.0 for the last 64 hours in the undergraduate program or 3.5 in the graduate program
  • After acceptance by the graduate office of admissions, each applicant must complete a writing sample and interview administrated by the Department of Educational Leadership